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Page, Jane, Ed.; Tayler, Collette, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2017
"Learning and Teaching in the Early Years" provides a comprehensive, contemporary and practical introduction to early childhood teaching in Australia. A strong focus on the links between theory, policy and practice firmly aligns this text with the Early Years Learning Framework. Written for students of early childhood programs, this book…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Preschool Teachers
Robson, Sue – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Developing "Thinking and Understanding in Young Children" presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children's developing thinking and understanding. Throughout this second edition, the ideas and theories presented are enlivened by transcripts of children's activities and conversations taken…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Young Children, Visualization, Metacognition
Guile, David, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an in-depth guide to the theories, practices, and policies of vocational education and training (VET). With contributions from a panel of leading international scholars, the Handbook contains 27 authoritative essays from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
Woollard, John – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Psychology for the Classroom: E-Learning" is a lively and accessible introduction to the field of technology-supported teaching and learning and the educational psychology associated with those developments. Offering a substantial and useful analysis of e-learning, this practical book includes current research, offers a grounding in both theory…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Social Justice, Constructivism (Learning)
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Masiello, Lea; Skipper, Tracy L. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2013
Surveys of employers continually highlight the need for better communication skills among recent college graduates. Yet, writing instruction in higher education serves far more than a transactional purpose. Writing facilitates learning, helps students gain skills in analysis and synthesis, and supports a range of other personal and intellectual…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Communication Skills, Writing Instruction, College Seniors
Zwozdiak-Myers, Paula – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
What do we mean by reflective practice? What does it involve? How can it help you develop as a teacher? "The Teacher's Reflective Practice Handbook" is an essential source of advice, guidance and ideas for both student and practising teachers. Helping you to translate pedagogical knowledge into practice, this "Handbook" guides you through studying…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classroom Research, Problem Based Learning, Classroom Environment
Blaise, Mindy; Nuttal, Joce – Oxford University Press, 2011
"Learning to Teach in the Early Years Classroom" helps teacher education students understand the complexities of teaching in early years' classrooms. It integrates research and theory with practice through vignettes, based on authentic classroom case studies, in order to show students how educators make decisions and achieve expected outcomes.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum
Adler, Jill, Ed.; Sfard, Anna, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2016
"Research for Educational Change" presents ways in which educational research can fulfil its commitments to educational practice. Focussing its discussion within the context of mathematics education, it argues that while research-generated insights can have beneficial effects on learning and teaching, the question of how these effects…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Mintz, Joseph – Routledge Research in Education, 2014
The extent to which teachers should make use of theoretical and expert knowledge as opposed to tacit experiential knowledge, and how these might be combined, is a perennial issue in discussions on pedagogy. This book addresses these debates through a creative development of the concept of productive uncertainty. Using case studies focusing on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Expertise, Educational Theories
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Christensen, Per; Thrane, Mikkel; Jorgensen, Tine Herreborg; Lehmann, Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: This article aims to discuss the contradiction between signing an agreement to work for sustainable universities and the lack of practical commitment in one case, namely at Aalborg University (AAU). Focus is placed both on the University's core processes such as education, research and outreach; on the necessary inputs and outputs related…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Sustainable Development
Farenga, Stephen J., Ed.; Ness, Daniel, Ed. – M.E. Sharpe Inc, 2005
Designed for professional educators as well as students of the field, this definitive reference provides comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education. The set integrates numerous theoretical frameworks with field-based applications from many years in educational research, and features…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Educational Research, Reference Materials, Educational Theories
Robinson, Kerry; Diaz, Criss Jones – Open University Press, 2005
Early childhood professionals are often required to work with children and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. This book goes beyond simplistic definitions of diversity, encouraging a much broader understanding and helping early childhood educators develop a critical disposition towards assumptions about children and childhood in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Young Children, Sexual Identity
Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty, Ed.; McKenna, Michael C., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
This book presents state-of-the-science research on the components of successful literacy learning and how to target them in contemporary classrooms. The volume builds on and extends the work of Steven Stahl, whose pioneering contributions encompassed the key areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and assessment.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Teaching Methods
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Hjalmarson, Margret; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Bowman, Keith; Zawojewski, Judith S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
We have designed model-development sequences using a common context to provide authentic problem-solving experiences for first-year students. The model-development sequence takes a model-eliciting activity a step further by engaging students in the exploration and adaptation of a mathematical model (e.g., procedure, algorithm, method) for solving…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Learning Experience, College Freshmen, Mathematical Models
Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
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